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English & Foreign Language - Courses We Teach

Have a look at our curriculum!

Bear in mind, however, that Holmes Community College is constantly re-evaluating and re-considering what course offerings best serve our student needs, so some courses may not be actively offered at this point in time – be sure to check with your advisor and consult the schedule for your campus.

ENGLISH
ENG 0114 - Beginning English and Reading (Prerequisite:  appropriate placement score).
An integrated course designed to develop basic writing skills and reading strategies.  Institutional credit only.  Four lectures.  Four hours credit.
 
ENG 0124 - Intermediate English and Reading (Prerequisite: ENG 0114 with a Cor appropriate placement score).
An integrated course designed to advance students to college level writing skills and reading strategies.  Institutional credit only.  Four lectures.  Four hours credit.
 
ENG 1113 - English Composition I (Prerequisite: ENG 012(3-4) with a Cor appropriate placement score).
Prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 1123 - English Composition II (Prerequisite: ENG 1113).
A continuation of ENG 1113 with emphasis on research, argumentation,  and composition. Readings, essays, and a research paper are required. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2133 - Creative Writing I (Prerequisite: ENG 1113).
Involves reading and writing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or drama. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2143 - Creative Writing II (Prerequisite: ENG 2133).
A continuation of reading and writing poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or drama. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2223 - American Literature I (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys representative prose and poetry of the United States from its
beginnings to the Civil War. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2233 - American Literature II (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys representative prose and poetry of the United States from
Civil War to the present. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

ENG 2323 - British Literature I (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys British Literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period through the
Restoration and Eighteenth Century. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2333 - British Literature II (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys British Literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Three lectures. Three hours credit
 
ENG 2423 - World Literature I (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys texts representative of global and historical diversity from the ancient world through the early modern world.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2433 - World Literature II (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys texts representative of global and historical diversity from the Enlightenment Period to the present.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
ENG 2513 — Survey of African-American Literature (Prerequisite: ENG 1113 or ACT English Subscore of 23 or higher).
Surveys African-American literature from its vernacular tradition to the present. Three lectures. Three hours credit
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HONORS
HON 1911, 1921, 2911, 2921 - Honors Forum I, II, III, IV.
Admission is by invitation only.  Interdisciplinary studies of selected issues confronting the individual and society with discussions led by schol-ars, faculty, and/or students. One lecture. One hour credit.
 
JOURNALISM
JOU 1111, 1121, 2111, 2121 - College Publications I. (Yearbook (Horizons) or Newspaper (The Growl) I, II, III, IV).
A laboratory course designed to give practical experience in working with college newspaper and yearbook production.  News, feature, and editorial writing, make-up and layout, editing, advertising and photography will be emphasized according to student need.  Two hours laboratory. One hour credit.
 
LIBRARY & SCIENCE  
LIS 1111 - Library Science.
Introduction to the technical processing of books and other library material. One lecture. One hour credit.
 
MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGE
MFL 1113 - French I.
An oral-aural approach, stresses conversation, pronunciation, comprehension, reading, writing, and functional grammar with emphasis on the practical aspects of the language.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 1123 - French II (Prerequisite: MFL 1113).
Continues MFL 1113with wider vocabulary and more complex structures and functions.  Three hours credit.
 
MFL 1213 - Spanish I.
An oral-aural approach, stresses conversation, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading, writing, and functional grammar with emphasis on communication.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 1223 - Spanish II (Prerequisite: MFL 1213).
Continues MFL 1213 with wider vocabulary and more complex structures and functions.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2113 - French III (Prerequisite: MFL 1123).
Continues MFL 1123 with additional materials of literary and cultural value.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2123 - French IV (Prerequisite: MFL 2113).
Continues MFL 2113 with additional literary and cultural readings and compositions as well as a review of essential elements of grammar. Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2213 - Spanish III (Prerequisite: MFL 1223).
Continues MFL 1223 with additional materials of literary and cultural value.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2223 - Spanish IV (Prerequisite: MFL 2213).
Continues MFL 2213 with additional literary and cultural readings and compositions as well as a review of essential elements of grammar.  Three lectures. Three hours credit.
 
MFL 2513 – Occupational Spanish.
This course is designed to teach basic oral communication skills for interaction in Spanish in an occupational setting.  Specialized variations of this course include:  Law Enforcement, Medical, and Business.  Three lectures.  Three hours credit.